What Mikel Arteta told Mesut Ozil and Arsenal players on pitch after Manchester United win

first_imgMikel Arteta calls for Arsenal’s players to salute the fans together (Picture: BT Sport)Arteta shared another touching moment with Reiss Nelson and then a group hug with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Granit Xhaka before yelling at the players, ‘together!’ and urging them to salute the fans in unison and applaud the vociferous support they had received.Arsenal’s squad has often been accused of being disunited, but they fought hard for each other on the pitch against United and celebrated just as hard afterwards, with Arteta clearly keen to forge a tight bond.The result gets Arteta’s 2020 off to the perfect start and ends a run of four defeats in a row at the Emirates, while the win sees them move back into the top half of the table and nine points adrift of the top-four places.MORE: Eddie Nketiah sends class message to Leeds United fans after returning to ArsenalMORE: Leipzig send message to Arsenal over Dayot Upamecano transferMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Ozil had a big smile on his face as Arteta made his way over (Picture: BT Sport)When the full-time whistle went, Arteta exploded with emotion and shook hands and hugged the players in the dugout as well as his coaching staff.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe quickly made a beeline for Ozil, who gave an excellent display, and embraced the German playmaker before telling him: ‘Well done. Well played!’Arteta then walked towards other players, praising Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite the club’s topscorer failing to get on the score sheet in an otherwise lively performance. What Mikel Arteta told Mesut Ozil and Arsenal players on pitch after Manchester United win Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 10:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15kShares Advertisementcenter_img The Spanish coach was delighted with his side’s victory (Picture: BT Sport)Mikel Arteta congratulated his Arsenal players – and Mesut Ozil in particular – on their excellent performances and work rate in the side’s New Year’s Day win over Manchester United.The Gunners had not won a Premier League game at the Emirates since the start of October but gave an impressive display against United, with Arteta picking up his first win since taking over the managerial reins.Summer signing Nicolas Pepe got the scoring under way early on, while Sokratis doubled the lead in the first half – with the side defending resolutely in the second period to see out a 2-0 win. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Fran Telles

first_imgFrancis W. Telles, age 91 of Batesville, died Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born October 5, 1928 in Batesville, he is the son of Rose (Nee: Lampe) and Jacob Telles. He married Mary Jane Wilhelm Thanksgiving Day November 25, 1965 at St. Joseph Church in St. Leon, Indiana. Fran served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Ripley Co. V.F.W. Post #3083, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271, and St. Louis Church.His family already misses his shrewd sense of humor and the quiet consideration he had for those around him. The bountiful flower and vegetable gardens he so loved to nurture will never be the same. Owner of Telles Barber Shop, Fran was a hard-working man to the end, retiring in 2013 after sixty-nine years of “buzzes and comb overs.” Thus ended 108 years of Telles barbering in Batesville, his father having opened the barbershop in 1905.An enthusiastic and talented athlete, Fran made time to enjoy fishing and golf. He had been an avid baseball player in his younger years, boasting a famous uncatchable and unhittable knuckleball. He loved the game of basketball as well, having played through high school. Family folklore suggests he once offered Bob Knight coaching advice at an open practice in Bloomington. It is, however, a hard fact that a Sports Illustrated writer in 1997 consulted the regulars at Telles Barber Shop for their input when the publication featured a story on Indiana high school basketball. Fran coached Little League Baseball and the Biddi Basketball League (as well as serving as league President) with great success in his later years. More recently, Fran had taken to the sidelines enjoying his grandchildren in their various sports. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane; daughter Becky (Bob) Brown of Milroy, Indiana; sons Gary (Diana) Telles of West Chester, Ohio, Ted (fiancé Erin Gates) Telles of Batesville, Scott (Gina) Telles of Tucson, Arizona, Mark (Becky) Telles of Indianapolis, Tim (Olivia) Telles of Louisville, Kentucky; sister Carolyn Robinson of Indianapolis; brother Jim Telles of Cincinnati, Ohio and 13 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Maggie Voegele; brother Paul Telles; half-sisters Adeline Mott, Florence Lewis, Mildred Pritchard, Gertrude Gillespie, Mary Wolf, and half-brother Rev. Jordan Telles.Visitation is Tuesday, August 4th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 1:30 p.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. and the Prell-Bland American Legion. The family requests memorials to St. Louis School or Oldenburg Academy. The current Governor’s mandate requires all attendees wear a facemask and observe physical distancing. The mask must cover the individual’s nose and mouth at all times.last_img read more

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No. 14 seed Syracuse faces unusual challenge in lefty Carly Bennett against No. 3 seed Michigan

first_imgThis season, Syracuse has faced 348 different players split relatively evenly among 16 teams. All 348 play right-handed, but that will change Saturday.“There is one girl on the Michigan team who plays left-handed,” senior Elaine Carey said, “which is unusual. As far as I know, she’s a really good player for them.”That girl is Carly Bennett, a forward for the Wolverines. When 14th seed Syracuse (12-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) faces off with No. 3 seed Michigan (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten) at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the first round of the NCAA tournament, it will try to stop Bennett, who has nine goals and 24 points this season. UM has two players with more goals than Bennett, but neither poses a defensive difficulty like the lefty.“I’ve never seen something like that before,” junior back Roos Weers said.Bennett is a natural southpaw and played ice hockey left-handed growing up. When she started playing field hockey in high school, she stuck with her dominant hand. Since left-handed field hockey sticks don’t exist, Bennett turns the stick over in her hands, playing with the ‘J’ shaped tip on the turf. This allows the subtle front-side curve of the stick to face away from Bennett.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Playing southpaw opens up different shooting lanes for Bennett, and forces defenders to recognize where she is at the field at all times. Normally, a defender will force an opposing attacker to their weak side, their left hand, to create an advantage for themselves.But with Bennett, if a Syracuse player forces her left to the defenders’ own strongside, Bennett will still be on her strongside as well.“She’s pretty effective at what she does,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said of Bennett.It creates a tricky situation of locating Bennett on the field and playing defense effectively. And as far as senior midfielder Laura Hurff can remember, Syracuse has never played against a lefty in her four years.The challenge of facing a lefty is not insurmountable, though. By playing lefty, Hurff said, Bennett has made it harder to reverse hands and play righty. If the Orange locks off Bennett’s strong side, she will be forced into shooting backhanded with her stick upside down and backward.“She’s already starting on reverse,” Hurff said, “so her hands are already set up so that she can’t even really swing a shot unless she learned how to flip her hands.”Another key is help defense, Hurff said. SU heavily stresses back tackling, and that will be paramount against Bennett. If a defender fails to recognize and flip Bennett to her weak hand, defensive help from the midfield will be critical to quelling any chances, Hurff said.“It’s just different,” Bradley said. “… You just have to make the adjustments like playing a left hander in tennis or badminton, whatever it is. The angles are just a little bit different.”But Syracuse is a team likely capable of handling Bennett’s unorthodox style. Defense is undoubtedly SU’s strong suit: The Orange tied a program record with 11 shutouts in the regular season and only allowed 0.87 goals per game, third-best in the country. It will have to stay that way Saturday.“We know we have a job to get done,” Hurff said. Commentslast_img read more

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Sars reach Mid dedicer

first_imgThey defeated Mid champions Drom & Inch in Templetuohy last night.Sarsfields led by 11 points to 9 at half time.Three second half goals were enough to edge them over the line running out 3-17 to 1-18 winners.They will meet either JK Brackens or Loughmore Castleiney in the mid final. In the North Senior Hurling Championship Kildangan and Silvermines were both victorious and are through to the semi final stage.Silvermines played out an absorbing tussle with Roscrea and needed extra time to etch out a victory eventually winning 3-27 to 3-20At one stage Roscrea held an eight point lead – County star Jason Forde was a key man for Silvermines as he hit 3-10.In the other quarter final Kildandan did enough to beat Lorrha-Dorrha on a 1-29 to 4-11 scoreline in Cloughjordan last night.The draw for the North senior hurling semi final sees Kildangan up against Portroe or Toomevara while Templederry face Silvermines.last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll (newer one): The gorilla and small boy question

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Former Wellingtonian · 218 weeks ago It seems a bit shallow to have a vote on this when the state is in such dire straights economically. The fact that the schools may not open in the fall is of far greater importance. Those of us living out of state are continuing to monitor the dismal record of the current governor and his cronies–and wondering why the citizens of the state allowed this to happen. If anything, education is the key to avoid a citizenry that doesn’t understand the political ramifications of the choices being made by the legislature. Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading … Sumner Newscow report — A big controversy has erupted at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy fell into a pit containing a 400-pound gorilla. Zoo officials killed the gorilla in an attempt to save the boy who had been trapped alone with the gorilla for 10 to 15 minutes. The gorilla was an endangered species. The boy turned out fine. See full story here. What’s your primary feeling of the gorilla killing at the Cincinnati zoo? Zoo officials did the right thing by killing gorilla. The gorilla should have been saved because it is an endangered species. The parents of the small child should have been put in the pit with the gorilla. View Resultslast_img read more

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Venus Williams knocks out Serena, Wozniacki marches on

first_imgIndian Wells, United States | AFP | Serena Williams’ return to the WTA Tour came to an abrupt end Monday as she crashed out of Indian Wells with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to her sister Venus.Venus closed out the 29th career meeting between the two on her second match point as Serena sailed a forehand long to end the third- round showdown.It was the first meeting between the sisters since they clashed in the final of the 2017 Australian Open, which Serena won before taking a 15-month hiatus due to her pregnancy.Serena said she is still easing her way back into match fitness.“It wasn’t very easy, obviously,” she said. “It was good to play and try to get in the rhythm and get into the swing again.“I can’t really replicate the situation no matter how much I do in practice. I make those shots 10 times out of 10 in practice.“It’s just the nerves, the anticipation you feel naturally. It’s a little bit of everything that comes in a match that just doesn’t normally happen.”The 10th seeded Venus moves on to the round of 16 where she will face Anastasija Sevastova, who defeated 12th seeded Julia Georges 6-3, 6-3.It is rare for the Williams sisters to play this early in a tournament and the earliest they have faced each other since their first encounter at the Australian Open in 1998.They arrived outside the stadium together on a golf cart then walked through the tunnel with Serena entering the court first, as many in the crowd stood and cheered.Venus blasted six aces but had eight double faults in the one hour 26 minute main stadium match in front of a crowd of about 13,000.Serena is still shaking off the rust after the long layoff as she hit four aces but had her serve broken four times.“I just have a long way to go,” Serena said.Despite the loss Serena still leads their career series 17-12.This was their first encounter with Venus as an aunt and Serena as a new mother after giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexis Olympia, on September 1. Venus’s victory also comes 17 years after an ugly booing incident led to a 14-year boycott of the tournament by the sisters.It brought closure to the once testy relationship between Indian Wells and the sisters who hail from the Los Angeles suburb of Compton. Serena returned to the tournament in 2015 and Venus a year later.Asked about the incident finally being put to rest, Venus said, “It never crossed my mind.”Serena said she is trying not to look too far into the season.“I have a lot to improve on,” she said.Elsewhere, Australian Open champ Caroline Wozniacki benefited from a challenge call in the final game en route to defeating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.– First major –Wozniacki silenced the critics earlier this year when she claimed her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, becoming the first Danish woman to win a major.The 27-year-old world No. 2 Wozniacki moves on to the fourth round where she will face 20th seeded Russian Daria Kasatkina, who surprised reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-3.“I managed to get my feet going more, and to start playing more steady, and that paid off today,” said Wozniacki.Wozniacki challenged a call in the final game when the line judge ruled that Sasnovich’s shot caught the line. Wozniacki asked for a second look and the review showed that the line judge mistakenly called the ball in.Wozniacki said the court conditions were difficult but she managed to make adjustments.“These courts are really difficult to play on. That’s also why you see a lot of upsets,” she said. “The ball bounces really high and it goes extremely slow.”In other women’s third round matches on Monday, French seventh seed Caroline Garcia defeated Australia’s Daria Gavrilova 7-5, 6-4.Danielle Collins also won her third round match, defeating Sofya Zhuk of Russia 6-4, 6-4.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Prime Lending Offers Simple Steps to Protect Your House While You’re…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Prime LendingYour bags are packed and you’re ready for the vacation you’ve been planning for weeks, months or even years. Summer time is a busy time for travel. According to Forbes Magazine, 68% of Americans plan to head out on a summer vacations this year. Peak vacation season is also prime time for home burglaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice. How safe is your home?While your mind may already be in vacation mode, before you head out, take some time to run through this home security checklist to ensure your home is safe and sound while you’re off relaxing and enjoying the sites on your trip.Invest in a monitored home security system. You may feel you live in a safe neighborhood, where a security system is unnecessary, but this really is your first line of defense against anyone who wants to enter your home while you’re away. Security companies today offer a number of the devices we’ve previously mentioned to help monitor your home, from door and window sensors to doorbell cameras, motion detectors, cameras and glass-break sensors. Not only are you able to monitor your home from an app on your phone, you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing the security company is watching over your home and will alert authorities if there is ever a breach in your system.Use smart switches and programmable lights. Especially handy when you’re away from the house, these smart devices have an “away mode” which will periodically switch on a light or television to make it appear as if someone is home.Add smart door locks. Purchased individually, or through your home security company, smart door locks allow you to lock and unlock your front door remotely. You may also grant temporary access with expiring door codes for any family, neighbors or pet sitters who may be looking in on your home and pets while you are away. Keep track of exactly who enters your home and when with a smart lock.Install a doorbell camera. These simple, affordable and easy-to-use devices are becoming increasingly popular. A doorbell camera allows you to monitor your front door and answer your door from anywhere. When someone approaches your front door or rings your doorbell, you’ll get a notification on your smartphone and will be able to engage in a two-way conversation with that individual.Reschedule or cancel package deliveries. Schedule any package deliveries to arrive before you leave or after you get home from vacation. Deliveries left on your porch aren’t just a temptation for porch snatchers, they’re also a clear indication nobody is home. Don’t leave any notes on your front door for mail, package delivery or visitors either. Doing so is just a green light for would-be burglars. You can suspend mail delivery while your away. Simply go to USPS.com to put a hold on your delivery until you return from vacation. This service is free for 30 days.Keep your plans private. Avoid making any public announcements that you’re headed off on vacation. This includes social media, email autoreply and voicemail. If you’re one who enjoys posting photos on social media, hold off on posting your vacation photos until you are safely at home, or be sure to check privacy settings on and photos you do post to ensure only friends are able to view them. Don’t mention the dates you’ll be away and keep any work voicemail or email autoreply messages vague, without any details.Remove any spare keys. Gather up emergency house keys you may have stashed under the doormat or in flower pots. As clever as you think your hiding spot may be, it’s probably the first place a potential burglar would look. Before you leave, double check that all doors and windows are shut and locked.Install motion-sensor security lights. Anyone attempting to break into your home will likely hide in dark areas around your home to stay out of view of your neighbors. Motion-sensor lights around the exterior of your home will illuminate your house when someone is nearby.Close curtains and shut blinds. Keep blinds closed so anyone looking can’t see inside your home, looking for valuables, electronics and other items to steal.Check batteries in all home security devices. Make sure motion detectors, cameras and smoke detectors batteries are good and won’t die while you’re away. Although they come with a higher price tag, higher quality batteries are worth the investment over budget batteries in these devices throughout your home.Unplug non-essential electronics. You’ll save a little extra on your electric bill but you’ll also reduce the risk of a fire while you’re away by unplugging TVs, coffee-makers, computers, printers, and other non-essential electronics. Should a storm pass through while you’re on vacation, any unplugged appliances and devices will be protected from a power surge, which can short out your equipment and cause a fire.Shut off the water main. To avoid damage from any burst pipes or other problems while you’re away, turn off the water main. Even if you need to keep the main line on so your sprinkler system will run, you can individually shut off the water supply to toilets, sinks, the ice maker, washing machine and dishwasher.Secure any valuables in a safe deposit box. Don’t leave anything of value in plain sight that may be able to be seen from a window. Make a record of your valuables and take pictures of high-ticket belongings such as laptops, TVs and jewelry. Should the worst happen, you’ll at least have a record to provide police and be able to confirm ownership of any items that are recovered by police.Taking these steps to protect your home isn’t about being paranoid, but about giving yourself some peace-of-mind so you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation to the max without concern for what’s happening back at home. And if you are looking for the peace of mind that comes from knowing your mortgage is in good shape, contact a PrimeLending home loan expert who run the numbers and see if refinancing makes sense.To find out how PrimeLending can help make your dreams come true, see Becky Carver and her team at 2401 Kresky Avenue in Chehalis or call 360-262-4005.last_img read more

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